2011 Land Rover Range Rover Sport vs. Its Competition

2011 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 4WD 4-door HSE Angular Front Exterior View
Nelson Ireson Nelson Ireson Senior Editor

Cadillac's Escalade offers more space inside the cabin than the 2011 Range Rover Sport, and though it doesn't provide the extreme power of the Supercharged model, its 6.2-liter V-8 helps it keep up with the HSE.

If real off-road performance isn't needed, the BMW X6 and Infiniti FX50 boast excellent on-road performance and luxurious trappings.

As competitors on price, the Porsche Cayenne and BMW X5 come with competitive features, but aren't as sharply styled as the 2010 Land Rover Range Rover Sport.

2011 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 4WD 4-door HSE Angular Front Exterior View2011 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
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2011 BMW X5 AWD 4-door 50i Angular Front Exterior View2011 BMW X5
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2011 BMW X6 ActiveHybrid2011 BMW X6
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2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV AWD 4-door Base Angular Front Exterior View2011 Cadillac Escalade
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2011 Infiniti FX50 AWD 4-door Angular Front Exterior View2011 INFINITI FX50
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2011 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid2011 Porsche Cayenne
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Quick Specs
7.8
The 2011 Land Rover Range Rover Sport offers impressive performance and features, whether on-road or off.
8.4
The 2011 BMW X5 offers impressive handling and features, but lacks the styling and interior that makes competitors pop, while the X5 M offers nearly sports car levels of performance with all the utility of a standard X5.
8.2
The novelty of the four-door coupe/SUV is wearing off, but the X6's combination of utility and composed driving style still pleases.
8.6
The 2011 Cadillac Escalade delivers solid, luxurious, and spacious accommodations with an advanced feature set. If you can live with the thirst of non-Hybrid models, it's unbeatable.
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The new 2011 Porsche Cayenne is one of the few vehicles you can take off-road and out to the track on the same day; it's leaner and more athletic than before, without giving up the off-road ability.
MSRP From     
$59,645$46,300$57,000$63,455$57,600$47,700
Gas Mileage     
12 MPG City / 17 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas V8Turbocharged Gas I6Turbocharged Gas I6Gas/Ethanol V8Gas V8Gas V6
EPA Class     
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility VehicleN/A4WD Sport UtilitySport Utility Vehicle 4WD
Style Name     
4WD 4-Door HSEAWD 4-Door 35iAWD 4-Door 35i2WD 4-Door BaseAWD 4-DoorAWD 4-Door Manual
Drivetrain     
4-Wheel DriveAll-Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
554755
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
4 Door4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle4dr Sports Activity Coupe4 Door4 Door SUV4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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